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Dr. Somshankar

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Cardiologist, Bangalore

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Dr. Somshankar is a popular Cardiologist in Chamarajpet, Bangalore. He is a qualified MBBS . You can consult Dr. Somshankar at Venlakh Hospital in Chamarajpet, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Somshankar on Lybrate.com.

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Taking treatment for hypertension .should I go to gym. During exercise what is limit of increase of BP. If it increases above 140/90? Is any bad effect.

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Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
Taking treatment for hypertension .should I go to gym. During exercise what is limit of increase of BP. If it increas...
IF YOU BP IS VERY HIGH LIKE MORE THAN 160/100 WITH ANTI HYPERTENSIVE MEDICINES, IT IS ADVISABLE TO CONTROL YOUR BP FIRST THROUGH LIFESTYLE CHANGES. TILL THEN AVOID STRENUOUS EXERCISES. ITS OK TO YOGA AND LOW INTENSITY CARDIO, BUT NOT HEAVY WEIGHTS. IN HOMEOPATHY WE MANAGE BP WITH MEDICINES WHICH ARE FREE OF SIDE EFFECTS AND TARGETED TO TREAT THE ROOT CAUSE. IN EXTREME CASES, BAD EFFECTS OF HIGH BP MAY INCLUDE CARDIAC ARREST OR STROKE. ALL THE BEST
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Are chicken eggs good or bad for my cholesterol?

Chicken eggs are high in cholesterol, but the effect of egg consumption on blood cholesterol is minimal when compared with the effect of trans fats and saturated fats.

The risk of heart disease may be more closely tied to the foods that accompany the eggs in a traditional American breakfast ? such as the sodium in the bacon, sausages and ham, and the saturated fat or oils with trans fats used to fry the eggs and the hash browns.

Most healthy people can eat up to seven eggs a week with no increase in their risk of heart disease. Some studies have shown that this level of egg consumption may actually prevent some types of strokes.

But the story is different for people who have diabetes. In this ever-growing population, eating seven eggs a week significantly increases the risk of heart disease.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one large egg has about 186 mg milligrams (mg) of cholesterol ? all of which is found in the yolk.

When deciding whether to include eggs in your diet, consider the recommended daily limits on cholesterol in your food:

If you are healthy, consume no more than 300 mg of cholesterol a day.
If you have diabetes, high cholesterol or heart disease, limit the daily cholesterol intake to no more than 200 mg a day.
If you like eggs but don't want the extra cholesterol, use only the egg whites. Egg whites contain no cholesterol. You may also use cholesterol-free egg substitutes, which are made with egg whites.

My uncle has got heart blockage even though he used to drink water in a copper cup early morning.

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
My uncle has got heart blockage even though he used to drink water in a copper cup early morning.
Who told you that drinking water from copper cup prevents heart disease. Heart disease results from 5 factors 1) sex - more common in males, because of male hormones /aggressiveness. The benefit is lost in menopausal females too 2) genetics- having family history of heart diseases. 3) vascular diseases- like hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, peripheral vascular disease and cardiac arrythmias. 4) lifestyle- smoking, tobacco, alcohol, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, and most importantly stress 5) thickening of blood (hypercoagulable states) - diseases of platelets, clotting factors, drugs, infections and other metabolic/disorders (less understood). So, it is necessary to go for frequent (once yearly, at least) health checks and follow a healthy lifestyle as advised by your doctor, to prevent the risk of heart diseases.
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What types of yoga or exercise I should do for reducing LDL n increasing HDL. Similarly for vitamin B12 what type of diet I need to take. Thanks.

MBBS, DMRD, MD - Radio Diagnosis, FIIM(Ayurved), D.SC, Post Doctoral Fellowship of Institute of Indian Medicine, Ph.D
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Ahmednagar
What types of yoga or exercise I should do for reducing LDL n increasing HDL. Similarly for vitamin B12 what type of ...
Dear Cholesterol is made in liver as per body needs. Food does not alter this. Exercise will help. Take green vegetables. Supplent B12 medication will be best at this age. Vm.
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My mother is having a pain in her heart for last few days, while she used to work in home like washing clothes she used to feel the pain more, she have taken some pain killers but it worked for a moment but not permanent. Kindly send me suggestions.

MD Microbiology
General Physician,
My mother is having a pain in her heart for last few days, while she used to work in home like washing clothes she us...
Hi. Please do not ignore chest pain. Please get an ecg done and consult a cardiologist. Pain on exertion (while straining) can be heart related.
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My wife is suffering from low blood pressure in routine she is in her 6th month of pregnancy before pregnancy she never had this problem. She is having good diet eating fruits taking rest properly but still consistently suffering from low bp is it normal or not will it put any negative effect on the baby.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
My wife is suffering from low blood pressure in routine she is in her 6th month of pregnancy before pregnancy she nev...
bp low because of imbalance diet and nutritional insufficiency.first advice her to take proper diet rich iron,calcium,folic acid,vitamin and protein supplements.take plenty of fluid and walk in morning atleast for 15 min.try to avoid constipation.
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What to do for lowering blood pressure level and suggest some homemaderemedies. HOw to reduce weight too. How to increase height and can we increase height after 20 years for girl.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
What to do for lowering blood pressure level and suggest some homemaderemedies. HOw to reduce weight too. How to incr...
1. Don’t Eat Sugar… and Avoid Sugar-Sweetened Beverages 2. Eating More Protein May be The Best Long-Term Strategy to Reduce Belly Fat 3. Cut Carbs From Your Diet 4. Eat Foods Rich in Fiber… Especially Viscous Fiber 5. Aerobic Exercise is Very Effective at Reducing Belly Fat 6. Track Your Foods and Figure Out Exactly What and How Much You Are Eating 7.U need to take balanced diet

Dear sir I am a young boy and I feel well but some times I feel pain in my stomach and chest please suggest me what should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Dear sir I am a young boy and I feel well but some times I feel pain in my stomach and chest please suggest me what s...
For stomach pain take tablet Meftalspas-Ds with rantac and Avoid spicy food in your diet and Also avoid peanuts and potatoes in your diet
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I had been having heartburn continuously for the past ten-twelve days and nights. Upon eating or drinking, I would also have pain in my upper mid-back while swallowing. I would slowly sip small amounts but even then it would pain. I was taking a very bland food almost no spices, oil or anything hot, even then there was heartburn. Because of heartburn, I kept sipping cold milk, curd or water every half hour or so throughout the day. I took all precautions available on net on do’s and don’ts but nothing helped. Then suddenly I felt cramp-like pain in the centre of my left palm. I exercised my fingers thinking it will improve but within half an hour of exercising, I was unable to use my hand because of unbearable excruciating pain. Application of Volini spray, Moov, or diclofenac, nothing helped. Finally I got crepe bandage tied and tried to go off to sleep. Next morning, I was perfectly fine and my heartburn and upper mid-back pain upon swallowing also disappeared. What was the connection? What caused this? Any answers. Was it pressure points? Please put some light on this issue. Thanks in advance.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I had been having heartburn continuously for the past ten-twelve days and nights. Upon eating or drinking, I would al...
It's very hard to tell. Because your pain in palm and your heart-burn in now way connected. According to accupressure there may be some pressure point. Or it just a normal thing which co inside. Bt be careful whenever your feeling this kind of heart-burn must visit your doctor. As it may be alarming symptom of heart-disease also. Keep it in mind.
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Hi, I am 28 year married woman. My cholesterol level is very high 383 and higher LDL level and HDL is lower please suggest me what type of olive oil I can take and food also.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
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I am 28 year married woman. My cholesterol level is very high 383 and higher LDL level and HDL is lower please su...
Taking pranacharya medohar rasayan (1-1) twice a day; taking medohar guggul (2-2) twice a day take arogyavardhini tablet twice a day avoid oily food.
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Coronary Artery Disease

MBBS, DM - Cardiology, MD
Cardiologist, Hyderabad
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Risk factors associated with heart attack

So when do we get the heart attack? What kind of people gets the heart attack? Previously people used to think heart attack belongs to the elderly people, post-retirement people. No, the heart attacks are happening, like 20% of the heart attacks are happening in the 40s. Alarmingly we have seen last one week, the 30s, that is, the 30s are the new 40s. From age 30 onwards the heart attack incidents are increasing. So now we see that age is no longer a criteria or factor for heart attack, although overall we have seen that the elderly people are supposedly more prone to heart stroke more frequently than the younger people. The people with diabetes or sugar, with hypertension, people with high cholesterol, people who are obese, the people who are more than the normal weight, people whose family members had a heart attack at any age. For example, somebody’s ancestors or father or mother, or elder brother or younger, or elder sister had a heart attack, at 60 or at any age, then the chances of a heart attack are more in the person.

And of course, cigarette smoking. Cigarette smoking is an important cause of heart attack in any people. Cigarette smoking is one of the worst habits anybody can have, and it is killing many of the young people. Cigarette smoking is an important cause of heart attack and you must quit smoking altogether. Also, lack of exercise, and stress, physical or mental stress, anxiety- These are some of the risk factors that can be getting you a heart attack. If you are diabetic, have a tight control of your diabetes, if you have hypertension, you will regularly check your BP, check your sugar, take control of both of them. You should check your cholesterol, from age 20 onwards. If your cholesterol is high, control your cholesterol with a change in lifestyle and if a doctor prescribes you a tablet. Regularly check your cholesterol and keep it in control. Regular exercise is important, at least 30-40 minutes regularly, is must for everybody. If you are smoking, please quit smoking. Smoking is the commonest cause of death in any people. Young heart attack victims, most of them are smokers. If they quit smoking, the incidence comes down significantly. Take a balanced, healthy diet. Take small portions and see that your physical activities, not only the 30-40 minutes of exercise but all through the day you are physically active.

Can heart attack happen in women? Many people think that heart attack is a disease of men. Contrary to that popular belief, a heart attack is a number 1 killer in women as well. It is not breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer; it is not any other illnesses, that we think women suffer from. It is the heart attack, which is number 1 killer in women as well. So women beware, it is not just men’s disease, it is your disease as well. And whatever I said about control, it applies to you all as well. Actually after age 50 onwards, after attaining menopause, women are more prone to heart attack than men. They have less prognosis, fewer survival rates, the chances of coming out of the hospital healthy is not equal to that of men. So women beware, you are more prone to heart attack than men, after age 50 than men. So as you see here, here is the evaluation; less than 30 years of age, heart attack rates are slowly increasing from 8.3 to 10.7, and as the year's progress, a number of young people are suffering a heart attack. It used to be a disease of the elderly more than 50 years of age, and now we are seeing the disease in the young people. And this is very, very alarming. Any victim, any heart attack victim, in families, small children fall prey to this disease, which is very, very alarming. You should have good knowledge of this condition and healthy lifestyle, and also, keep checking your parameters, your BP, and must keep checking or conducting tests, so that if something is happening (symptoms of heart attack) you can diagnose at an early age and prevent it.

What happens inside the heart when you get a heart attack? See, the cholesterol is here. There is no blood flow to the heart muscle. See this is a normal healthy heart, the heart muscles are reddish, but here it has become black when the heart attack is happening. That’s the inside story of what is happening. So inside the blood vessels, that is the blood vessels of the heart, the cholesterol is building up, the cholesterol blocks and captures, it causes blood clots. The blood clots for a few minutes, that is why the heart attack comes all of a sudden. The build up cholesterol takes weeks or months, but the heart attack comes very fast. So how do we treat? We can give medicines, do an angioplasty stenting. We all know about the stent. When the vessel is blocked, we put a stent, and then the vessel here is normal, it is flowing well now. Or we can do a bypass surgery.

When blocks are there in different places (of the heart), we can take a new pipe from the leg or from the chest and stitch it here, so that the blood flows to the new pipe, as the old pipes are blocked. So friends, today we have briefly discussed what is chest pain? All chest pains we found out do not heart pains. What is heart pain? What are the symptoms of heart pain? What it looks like? How to differentiate it? May it be the day, night, any kind of circumstances, you need to transport the patient to the nearest hospital. After getting treated for heart disease, it is a lifelong discipline that you need to maintain, the drugs are for lifelong, the medicines etc are all lifelong. You need to continue following the doctor’s advice and attend the doctor at periodic intervals. You have to quit smoking, you must take a healthier diet, you need to have an ideal body weight, you should exercise properly. And this knowledge, if you have gained anything, from my talk, then please spread to everybody; see that everybody is aware of this condition. As we discussed just now, that it is alarmingly true that the heart attack is happening in the 40s and the 30s, and that is an alarming situation.

You should make sure that everybody gets this knowledge and ultimately this knowledge will prevent this heart attack. Thank You very much- Dr. Balaji Rajamagiri, Cardiologist.
 

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Hello sir my self bhavana mehta I am 27 year old unmarried girl I have chest pain problem last one week please tell me doctor.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hello sir my self bhavana mehta I am 27 year old unmarried girl I have chest pain problem last one week please tell m...
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Get your vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and revert back with findings
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Sir, I am 29 years old male and having problem with my chest. Sometimes I feel pain in left side chest and also gets short breathing and balance disorder of body.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Sir, I am 29 years old male and having problem with my chest. Sometimes I feel pain in left side chest and also gets ...
Dear lybrateuser, - Do regular exercise like walking, jogging, swimming, yoga & deep breathing daily morning - avoid spicy, fried & junk food, also reduce intake of tea, coffee to 1-2 cups per day - take syrup gelusil, 2 teaspoonful half an hour after meals three times a day - check BP, do x- ray chest, ECG to rule out any other problem.
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I am 31 year old male and I have HP problem from last 3 year. Normally BP 94/134 measured. I take medicine cilaheart-5 from last 2 month. The blood test report normal. Can I continue medicine. What is reason for BP.

Diploma in Cardiology, Diploma in Diabetology, MD
Cardiologist, Coimbatore
I am 31 year old male and I have HP problem from last 3 year. Normally BP 94/134 measured. I take medicine cilaheart-...
you r taking lose of BP medication.you need to bring it down to 120/80.you can achieve ur target by regular exercise,strict diet,reduce stress ,tension ,quit smoking.reasons for BP are genetic predisposition,obesity,sedentary life style,erratic food habits,stress etc...
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I have feel right side chest pain constantly. I have already done echo, tmt or blood test or every thing report is normal but why should I feel this pain severely last 2 hours please help me to out the pain.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Haridwar
I have feel right side chest pain constantly. I have already done echo, tmt or blood test or every thing report is no...
Take arjun kwath daily for 10 day And do yoga daily Anulom vilom Kapal bhati Apply cow ghee on palm and sole in night.
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I ak facing a heart problems. Have undergone bypass surgery which the best way to remain fit.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I ak facing a heart problems. Have undergone bypass surgery which the best way to remain fit.
after bypass surgery the person feels like a normal after about 3 months. eat well and reduce bad fats and sugars and salt despite BP and blood sugar levels under control. no smoking or exposure to pollution. fresh oxygen through plants . simple exercise like walking and take your medicines in time good luck.
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I am 26 years old, recently lost weight of 5 kgs by ignoring the junk food and rice. I am feeling lethargic and breathing problem if I climb steps, digestion issues and mild chest pain.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
take Nat phos 6x 4pills 3times daily for 3days and revert for further treatment . I need detailed case history to find out cause and treat accordingly.
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I feel very depressed. My heart get wet easily. Please tell what problem I am facing.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I feel very depressed. My heart get wet easily. Please tell what problem I am facing.
Dear lybrate-user. There is nothing called softhearted people. It is just lack of experience. When you mature and get experienced, you will learn to tolerate eventualities. Don't worry. Consult a psychologist online for counseling. Take care.
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